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World  /  Published 22.11.19

Prequel to A Woman of Substance

Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford has announced she is writing a prequel to her first and best-known novel, A Woman of Substance, which she once said had been ripped off by an Indian TV comp...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 16.11.19

William Dalrymple: An adda on anarchy

As I wait for William Dalrymple by the poolside of the elegant Taj Bengal to talk about The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, I rummage through memorie...
By Debanjan Chakrabarti in

Books  /  Published 01.11.19

Books now compete with films in terms of storytelling

Some matches are made in heaven; some others in publishing houses. Pairing up an author with the right illustrator can conjure up a magic that breathes life into books where words fall short. The part...
By Kamalika Basu in

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

An Adrenaline rush that's not enough

The village of the indomitable Gauls — by Toutatis! — is under attack. But it is not cunning Caesar and his legionnaires who are rampaging across the village. Lo and behold, it is a woman, who, ru...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 21.03.20

Kids home? These writers offer help

Susan TanThe “Authors Everywhere!” YouTube channel, started by Susan Tan, who wrote the Cilla Lee-Jenkins series for middle-grade readers, includes activities, writing workshops and readings from ...
By New York Times News Service in

North East  /  Published 16.02.19

Graphic overhaul for folktale

For Deepali Mahanta Kayal, a sexagenarian and a contemporary visual artist and a doctor, comic books have been a good friend from her childhood.Kayal’s passion for comics has led to write a comic bo...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.19

Love for education, brick-by-brick

Biswanath Naru sells fish for a living, but it has been 45 years that the college dropout is mastermoshai to several children of a lesser god.When the mastermoshai (teacher) began to pursue his second...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 06.10.18

Roaring twenties

Recap: While Vik and Tilottama are well entrenched in Jampot — the latter lording over the management school, it appears — the city turns out to be somewhat of a dampener for Pixie as well as her ...
By Devapriya Roy in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The non-believer

I had a registered marriage. That wasn’t unexpected — I had declared I would never take seven rounds around a fire ever since I was old enough to understand, and object to, the mantras used. But t...
By Paromita Sen in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The time traveller

The Bisuddha Siddhanta Panjika, or panji, would rest at the head of my grandfather’s bed, which was where he’d meet his visitors. He was a Sanskrit scholar and a purohit, and he would get a stream...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


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